William Rutala

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Hand surfaces/equipment; disinfection/sterilization

What specific organisms pose a risk via contaminated surfaces? There is increasing evidence that contaminated surfaces in hospital rooms contributes to patient-to-patient transmission of important healthcare-associated pathogens. The key pathogens for which environmental contamination has been shown to play an important role are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter, Clostridium difficile, and…

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